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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Director:

Jeremy Alter

Writer:

Anton Pardoe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pardoe Anton Pardoe ... The Narrator
Anthony Dilio ... Walter (as Anthony Dee)
David Beck David Beck ... Walter's Goon
Ken Clark Ken Clark ... Walter's Goon
Ryan Fitzgerald Ryan Fitzgerald ... Walter's Goon
James Hart James Hart ... Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Porphyria
Denyse Tontz ... Young Porphyria
Scout Alter Scout Alter ... Young Narrator
Frank Bruynbroek ... Young Nikolai
Scarlett Chorvat ... Tatiana
Daniel Goddard ... Sergei
Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe Stefan Pardoe ... Ganya
Said Bakouch Said Bakouch ... The Maharajah
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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »

Quotes

The Narrator: And there he is, the Rajah's prize possession, Captain Keller. He's killed more people than you've met. A good man to avoid.
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Connections

Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

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Gregor Attacks Narrator
Written, Performed and Produced by Justin Gariano
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Oustanding in some ways
4 July 2009 | by fallguy_jackSee all my reviews

The most damaging thing about this movie is that it excels so much in certain ways that the ways in which it falls short are highlighted. The acting is pretty good for most part, so that's something in itself. But what gets me, and what's so absolutely rare and oh so valuable in a world of unintelligent crap is that the writing is freakin BRILLIANT, which is something I cannot remember saying about a film in a very long time. The subtle insight into such character's by Anton Pardoe, who is not just the writer, but a producer and the star, leads me to wonder just what this guy's background is. He is clearly no Hollywood hack, and must have some uncommon experiences in his past.

The only problem seems to be that there are some elements that aren't on the same level with the rest, like he chose to use his friends rather than the best, and while there is merit in that, it is kinda stupid to give them responsibilities beyond their skills. Sam Thakur shouldn't be allowed to play even a corpse, and I suspect the director's skill is lacking.

Dominiquie Vandenberg is quite talented, and I would like to see more from him, almost as much as I'd like step into the ring with him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Прекрасный сон See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Unified Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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